Is ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ The Modern-Day ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ ?
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Is ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ The Modern-Day ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ ?

In just over three weeks a mobile role-playing game featuring Kim Kardashian as your life coach has made more than $85 million and is projected to eclipse $200 million in sales by year’s end. While hitching a game to a rising star is a tried-and-tested business plan, the rapid success of this app likely has … Continue reading

Sexting Among Minors: A Q+A About New Study
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Sexting Among Minors: A Q+A About New Study

A recent study by researchers at Drexel University revealed that sexting among minors is more common than previously thought, and that most minors are unaware of the potential harsh legal consequences. The study, entitled “Youth Sexting: Prevalence Rates, Driving Motivations, and the Deterrent Effect of Legal Consequences,” was published online in June 2014 by the … Continue reading

Drexel Researchers Call for an Innovation and Investment Approach to Autism Population Needs
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Drexel Researchers Call for an Innovation and Investment Approach to Autism Population Needs

A new study published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics put a price tag on the services for individuals with autism across their lifespan: from $1.4 million for those without intellectual disability to $2.4 million for those with both autism and intellectual disability. Those numbers are staggeringly large. But Drexel researchers Paul Shattuck, PhD … Continue reading

How Can You Make Science News Better? Ask a Historian or Sociologist of Science.
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How Can You Make Science News Better? Ask a Historian or Sociologist of Science.

Red wine is bad for you again. Pesticides are killing the bees. Wait a few days, and the bees are doing better than we thought. If you weren’t paying attention to the news a few weeks back, you might have missed all that. If you were paying attention, you’re probably confused. The nuanced reality of … Continue reading

Drexel Expert Available to Comment  on 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
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Drexel Expert Available to Comment on 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

As the kick-off for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil approaches on June 12, Drexel University professor of psychology and director of athletics Eric Zillmer, PsyD, is available to comment on a wide range of topics related to the tournament, including issues of soccer culture, fan behavior, social context of sport, doping and performance … Continue reading

Saving Cats in Outer Space – How Drexel Students Designed a Mobile Game That Supports Animal Welfare on Earth, Too
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Saving Cats in Outer Space – How Drexel Students Designed a Mobile Game That Supports Animal Welfare on Earth, Too

Kittens are floating off into the cosmos and you’re their only hope. Sheer terror collides with utter cuteness in a mobile game designed by students in Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio. But Galactickitties, the first offering by student startup Sweet Roll Studio, LLC, is more than just a furry take on Gravity. It’s an experiment in … Continue reading

Drexel Law Expert Available to Discuss Violence Against Abortion Clinic Workers
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Drexel Law Expert Available to Discuss Violence Against Abortion Clinic Workers

In light of the upcoming ruling by the Supreme Court on the abortion clinic buffer zone case McCullen vs. Coakley, David S. Cohen, JD, is available to comment on violence against abortion clinic workers and other issues related to reproductive rights. Cohen is a constitutional law and gender issues expert and an associate professor at … Continue reading

Maya Angelou Remembered by African American Literature Expert
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Maya Angelou Remembered by African American Literature Expert

Celebrated poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, who passed away today at the age of 86, was remembered by President Obama in a statement as “one of the brightest lights of our time — a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman.” A major figure in the civil rights movement … Continue reading

Versatile Solar Charger Almost Ready For You to Plug in
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Versatile Solar Charger Almost Ready For You to Plug in

A portable, solar-powered charging device that can store energy from natural or artificial light is on its way to a dead cell phone near you. Since winning the Baiada Institute’s incubator competition at Drexel University and Philadelphia’s third annual Lean Startup Machine challenge, Drexel senior David Hunt and recent alumnus Jason Browne, co-founders of Spor, … Continue reading

Tackling Social Responsibility One Small Biz at a Time
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Tackling Social Responsibility One Small Biz at a Time

Although they come from different backgrounds – Nicole Koedyker, a Drexel University senior, grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona while recent Drexel alumna Maria Allison grew up traveling between her mother’s home in Washington D.C. and her father’s in Seattle – they both agree that small businesses grow from being socially responsible and … Continue reading